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We are delighted and excited to announce that the 2022 National Startup Awards are now open for entry!! Please see our Press Release below.. entry is free on www.Startupawards.ie Best of luck to all of this years entrants.. we can’t wait to meet you 🙂 National Startup Awards 2022 Launch   The 2021 National Startup Awards are celebrating 11 years of recognising Ireland’s best Startups and are open for entry now. www.startupawards.ie   30th September 2022 – The National Startup Awards supported by Enterprise Ireland were officially launched today. The competition recognises and rewards Irish startups for their success in business across 10 categories.   The competition, now celebrating its

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  I find it hard to believe that 2021 will be our 10th year celebrating the Irish National Startup Awards! On this anniversary I hope that you will indulge me as I reminisce on the last 10 years and reflect on our journey… “Most people overestimate what they can achieve in a year and underestimate what they can achieve in ten years.” – Bill Gates The story actually starts in 2005 when I started my first business, an internet cafe in Dublin, not really having a clue what I was doing I started looking for help online and I could not find any independent, plain talking practical advice for anyone

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National Startup Awards 2021 Launch   The 2021 National Startup Awards are celebrating 10 years of recognising Ireland’s best Startups and are open for entry now.   14 October 2021 – The National Startup Awards supported by Enterprise Ireland were officially launched today. The competition recognises and rewards Irish startups for their success in business across 10 categories.   The competition, now celebrating its tenth year, has become a pivotal date in the Irish startup calendar, with the best and brightest startup companies being recognised at a national level. The National Startup Awards recognise the dedication, resilience and perseverance of entrepreneurs that are contributing so much to the nation’s economy.

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At Startups.ie we love to profile Irish businesses.. Aengus from Pixelo Design tells us about his design company and his journey to date..#YourStartupJourney If you would like us to profile your business just get in touch on info@Startups.ie   Company Name     Pixelo Design Company Address       Turnpike House Bridge Street Ashbourne, Co. Meath A84 AH96 Ireland Company Email     aengus@pixelodesign.com Tell us what your business does and who founded it?     Pixelo Design is a graphic design company aimed specifically at brand new startup’s and small emerging companies. It was set up by me, Aengus Ryan over ten years ago. When did you start

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Hi Guys, We hope you are all staying well mentally & physically in these trying times.. Business is tough at the best of times but in our 15 years running Startups.ie we have never witnessed a more challenging time for Startups and small businesses. Below is a list of government supports available (Source: dbei.gov.ie) if you have not reached out for support yet maybe now is the time..this is about survival! Covid19 is a cruel force with some businesses gaining unexpectedly while others are being devastated and forced to close. Many businesses have had to pivot online which may be beneficial in the long run but it takes time to

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We are delighted to announce that the 2020 National Startup Awards are open for entry!! The competition, now in its ninth year, has become a pivotal date in the Irish startup calendar, with the best and brightest startup companies being recognised at a national level each year. ‘This year more than ever it is vital that our Startups are supported and recognised, Startup companies are the innovation force behind our economy and we need to promote them and encourage them as much as possible, particularly at this challenging time’ – Stephen Dillon Founder of Startups.ie and The National Startup Awards The competition is open to companies and organisations across all

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A new Irish logistics business has declared that its launch has dramatically improved the country’s chances of coping with a continued rise in e-commerce deliveries during the parcel industry’s annual peak season. Coll-8 has said that the decision to start operations had “instantly boosted” the capacity of the country’s delivery network by 10 per cent and would see further expansion with every successive month. The company’s Chief Operations Officer, Dave Field, has described how a surge in e-commerce orders during lockdown has left Ireland’s parcel industry stretched to the limits of its capabilities even before it’s asked to confront the extra volumes generated in the run-up to Christmas. Earlier this year, Coll-8 announced that it had established a “fast, safe and

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Loki & Co. Hard Seltzers

Loki & Co. Where Low Is Key! – Europe’s original hard seltzer launches in cans and introduces a new Strawberry & Lime flavour.. Loki & Co. (www.Lokidrinks.com) launched in 2017 and as such is Europe’s original ‘Hard Seltzer’.. ‘when we launched it is fair to say that we were way ahead of the market’ according to Stephen Dillon founder of RTM Beverages the Dublin based drinks innovation company. ‘We are delighted that the category has finally taken off and interest has boomed not only in Ireland but also across Europe. We are currently in talks with several export markets and it is great that we no longer have to explain what

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COVID-19 may have caused most businesses in the hospitality sector to close earlier in the year, but that didn’t stop a group of recent graduates from continuing their efforts to work with local coffee shops and restaurants to fight hunger in the developing world. Stampify (www.stampify.ie) is a non-profit that allows users to swap loyalty stamps for meal donations. Their goal is to work with coffee shops and restaurants to create a sustainable solution to hunger and help create a world where no one is unsure of where their next meal will come from. Stampify initially launched a prototype paper loyalty card for charity in 2018 to test their concept.

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What is a pitch deck and/or investor pitch? An investor pitch is a presentation of your business model that shows the potential for growth and viability. It is a summary of your business in 15-25 slides containing key information of your business idea. Startups want to sell their product, and a pitch deck aids in presenting details in an organised and visually appealing manner to potential investors, clients, and partners. To get investor  buy-in during the earliest phases, you need to create a killer pitch deck. Your investor pitch deck can make the difference between success and failure Richard Harroch in his Article for Forbes magazine sets out very well the key slides which are

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